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A distraught senior man sitting on his couch suffering from a headache because his hearing aids were not properly adjusted.

Everyone’s hearing loss condition is unique and hearing aids are manufactured to compensate for those individual conditions. Whether you are new to using hearing aids or have been using them for years, if your hearing aids cause headaches or any other type of pain, there is an answer.

A properly adjusted hearing aid will fit comfortably in your ear and give you the quality of amplification that meets your individual requirements. If you’re noticing any pain or discomfort you should ensure that your hearing aid is adjusted precisely and that it’s the correct device for you.

Signs your hearing aid needs to an adjustment

If your hearing aids are not properly fitted, they can lead to headaches. Reasons being, they are not being used properly, or haven’t been adjusted for a while. Here are some problems that could occur if you’re having this problem:

  • Poor sound quality. Hearing aids that aren’t adjusted well can boost high-intensity sounds, generating a loud screeching sound that is bothersome and causes injury to your ears. And low intensity sound can get lost with hearing aids in this state.
  • Feedback noise. Wind and other background sound can be picked up and amplified by your hearing aid, also causing screeching annoying feedback.
  • Headaches and tinnitus. Hearing aids that are picking up loud sounds and amplifying them further can be painful to your ears and can lead to not only headaches but also tinnitus. This normally occurs in hearing aids with internal control settings that have been set too high.

Over-the-counter hearing aids

While over-the-counter hearing aids, generally referred to as personal sound amplification devices, are obtainable at your local pharmacy, and are less expensive than prescription hearing aids, they won’t be tailored to meet your distinct hearing loss requirements.

Improving your hearing requires more than simply amplifying sounds because hearing loss is unique to the individual. There are many instances of hearing loss in which people lose the ability to hear a specific frequency. In order for a hearing aid help people hear clearly in different settings, they will need accurate adjustment.

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted

Getting your hearing aid professionally adjusted is the best way to make sure your device is fitted properly. Custom-fitted hearing aids will be fabricated just for you utilizing molds of your ears. Once the proper fit is attained, we will need to adjust the hearing aid settings so you can differentiate unwanted noise and the sounds you want to hear.

Your hearing aid should also make automatic adjustments, which will allow you to hear background noises in a variety of settings without interference. In order to be certain you get the best hearing aids for your individual needs, you may need to come in more than once. And with significant hearing loss, your brain will need to become accustomed to hearing again in stages, so your hearing aid will have to be programmed in stages.

If you believe you might be dealing with an out of tune hearing aid, contact us today and schedule an appointment to have it checked out.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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